Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet Hosts 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala

April 6, 2012
My Daily Find
Maris Callahan


The Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet invites you to a celebration that will highlight the $15,000,000 of support they have given to the organization, making them the single largest contributor to the operating fund of the Joffrey Ballet. The event will take place on Sunday, May 6, which coincidentally is the date of the last Joffrey performance of the 2011-2012 season. To honor the incredible dancers for their passion and talent, the Women’s Board will partner with the Junior Auxiliary Board for a “Grande Finale” party after the Gala dinner.

The “evening attire” event will begin promptly at 6:30 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway. Artistic Director, Ashley Wheater, has developed a dazzling program, beginning and ending with selections from Balanchines “Stars and Stripes. Other season favorites will be included as well as a performance by the crowd-pleasing Exelon Strobel Touring Troupe.

Trolleys will be waiting to transport the guests to the Palmer House Hilton Ballroom, 17 East Monroe Street, for cocktails and dinner. Guests will enjoy a video tribute to the Women’s Board and an award ceremony honoring the producers behind the film Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance.From the ballroom, guests can proceed to the “Empire Room” for the “Grand Finale.” There they can enjoy more of “Chicago cuisine” and dancing with the Junior Auxiliary and the Joffrey dancers.

Tickets are priced at $600.00 for the performance; Gala dinner and “Grande Finale” tables ranging from $6,000 to $25,000. For performance and “Grand Finale” tickets are available for $95.00 and $110.00 at the door and include general admission to the Gala performance at 6:30 p.m. For more information and ticket or donation inquiries, please contact 312.386.8921 or gala [at] joffrey [dot] org.